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Leeds' appeal over Pascal Struijk's red card is UNSUCCESSFUL as decision is upheld

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Leeds’ appeal over Pascal Struijk’s red card is REJECTED, despite Harvey Elliott insisting defender should NOT have been sent off for ‘freak accident’ that left him in agony… and now defender faces a three-match ban

  • Leeds have been unsuccessful in their appeal over Pascal Struijk’s red card
  • The defender was sent off for a challenge that dislocated Harvey Elliott’s ankle
  • Liverpool teenager had successful surgery on the injury earlier this week
  • Struijk will now miss matches against Newcastle, Fulham and West Ham


Pascal Struijk’s red card for his tackle on Harvey Elliott has been upheld, after Leeds’ appeal against the decision was unsuccessful.

The Liverpool midfielder was left with a dislocated ankle after the challenge and underwent surgery on Tuesday.

Elliott took to Instagram and insisted Struijk was not to blame for his injury, and that the Leeds’ defender did not deserve to be sent off.

Pascal Struijk's red card has been upheld after Leeds were unsuccessful in their appeal

Pascal Struijk’s red card has been upheld after Leeds were unsuccessful in their appeal

Harvey Elliott dislocated his ankle in the challenge and underwent surgery on Tuesday

Harvey Elliott dislocated his ankle in the challenge and underwent surgery on Tuesday

The 18-year-old posted: ‘Wasn’t his fault what so ever!

‘Neither was it a red card just a freak accident but these things happen in football. I’ll be back stronger 100%. Thanks for all the support.’

The three-game suspension means that Struijk will miss Leeds’ trip to Newcastle on Friday, the Carabao Cup tie at Fulham four days later and the home clash with West Ham the following Saturday.

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